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Führung am Hauptplatz

Listen, taste and marvel: guided tour of the artisanal production facilities

All good things come in threes – in this case, the three stops on the Pirker am Hauptplatz tour, on which you’ll find out all about the crafts of Lebkuchen baking, mead making and candle making. Our “All from the Bee” tour takes you on a fascinating journey through our small show bakery, Lebkuchen exhibition, show distillery and candle workshop. Discover the history and techniques of these age-old traditional trades and take the opportunity to have a go yourself. And it goes without saying that you’ll be able to sample some of our specialities along the way.

Stop 1:

The small show bakery

Our tour begins with an enlightening insight into the art of Lebkuchen baking. We answer your questions about the baking and artful decoration of our one-of-a-kind products and give you the opportunity to try out different types of Lebkuchen and mead. Let us know in advance and we’ll prepare a Lebkuchen heart for you to decorate, inscribe and take home as a souvenir.

Stop 2:

The Lebkuchen exhibition and small show distillery

After the show bakery, you’ll move on to a real highlight of the tour that kids in particular will love: a miniature model of Mariazell and a depiction of the story of Hansel and Gretel – all hand-made from Lebkuchen and marzipan. While the little ones stare in wonder, the adults can turn their attention to the process of distillation, following it step by step in miniature form at the show distillery. You can also dive into the world of mead making, and taste a fine fruit brandy or liqueur.

Stop 3:

The candle workshop and Pirker shop

Marvel at the skills of our candle maker as he practises the traditional, skilled techniques of beeswax candle production and demonstrates how candles used to be rolled, drawn, dipped and kneaded. Just let us know in advance if you would like to try it yourself and make a beeswax candle to take home with you. They make a great souvenir or gift! After visiting the workshop, enjoy a leisurely browse through the Pirker shop, which stocks our lovingly handcrafted products.

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Price list

Tour price

€7.90 per person incl. tasting (excludes self-decorated Lebkuchen hearts and self-rolled candles)
Price per Lebkuchen heart: €3.90;
Price per candle: €4.90;

Just let us know in advance if you would like to try it yourself and make a beeswax candle to take home with you.

Special price for groups of children/school groups

€6.90 per child, incl. Lebkuchen heart and rolled beeswax candle
Duration: approx. 1 hour

Tours by appointment; minimum 10 participants

+43 3882 2444


If you book a tour at Pirker am Hauptplatz, you can visit the erLebzelterei for a special discount price!


Eat lunch with us and receive a reduced admission price of €4.50 per person, including tastings. Ask us for lunch menu suggestions!

Pirker am Hauptplatz

Pirker am Hauptplatz

Patisserie . Restaurant . Guides
  • Hauptplatz 1, 8630 Mariazell
  • +43 3882 2444
  • Personal tours are currently not possible due to Corona, please visit our worth seeing tour of the erLEBZELTEREI.
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